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DELL TAKES SIGNIFICANT LEAD IN U.S. CORPORATE
ROUND ROCK, Texas, April 12, 1999 -- Dell Computer Corporation (Nasdaq: DELL),
the world's leading direct computer systems company, took a wide lead as the No. 1
computer systems vendor to U.S. businesses with more than 500 employees during the first
quarter this year, according to a recent report from ZD Market Intelligence.
In addition, Dell now also is the market share leader in total PC shipments within the
overall U.S. workplace segment, according to the ZD Market Intelligence Projected Market
Monitor survey. The ZD Market Intelligence study was based on preliminary results from
several thousand interviews with businesses and governmental and educational institutions
about their hardware and software purchases made during the prior 90 days.
"Increasingly, U.S. business customers are recognizing the value of Dell's direct
model, strong product lineup and growing array of service and support capabilities,"
said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell. "We are committed to building on the
momentum we have established in this marketplace by continuing to enhance our enterprise
solutions and providing a superior experience across our entire customer base."
Dell claimed 30.9 percent of the market in the U.S. large commercial segment in the
first quarter of the 1999 calendar year, according to the ZD Market Intelligence study.
The study said Dell's nearest competitor recorded a decline to 21.5 percent of the market
during the period.
The study also showed that Dell had 21.2 percent market share in the overall U.S.
workplace. Dell's nearest competitor saw its market share decline to 18 percent in the
segment, according to the ZD survey. Dell first assumed the large commercial market share
leadership position in the third quarter of 1998 and has now regained and widened it,
according to the survey.
"Dell has increased market share consecutively in every quarter since the fourth
quarter of 1997 and the preliminary results from the first quarter of 1999 indicate that
Dell is now opening up a sizable lead . . ."the study said. The full study is
available online at http://www.zdinfobeads.com/Insider/Pages/Main/Main.asp?sid=032499
Ranked No. 78 among the Fortune 500 companies and No. 363 in the Fortune Global 500,
Dell Computer Corporation is the world's leading direct computer systems company, based on
revenues of $18.2 billion for the past four quarters. Dell designs, manufactures and
customizes products and services to customer requirements and offers an extensive
selection of software and peripherals. Information on Dell and its products can be
obtained through its toll-free number 1-800-388-8542 or by accessing the Dell World Wide
Web site at www.dell.com.